Should all peanut products be banned? As we continued to practice, different organizers were introduced. A couple weeks into our persuasive writing unit and I have already seen a lot of progress from our very first efforts.
Using the name of a popular cookie is a mnemonic device that helps my students remember the structural order their paragraphs need to take: Opinion, Reason, Example, Opinion.
Model, Model, Model! Simply click on each image to download and print your own copy. Have students complete two maps based on the same goal but with two different targeted audiences in mind.
We can persuade people to act in our favor, help them to see our point of view, and sway their opinion to that of our own. Should we be allowed to download our own apps on the iPads the school gave us? Many Scholastic news articles are perfect to use because they are short, and for the most part have a structure that is similar to how I want my students to write.
My students did pretty well with the initial organizer and we used it again to plan out opinion pieces on whether sledding should be banned in city parks. There are many more sheets like these in Scholastic Teachables.